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Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread Recipe


Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread

Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread

Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
Bacon and sharp Cheddar cheese make this a flavorful and hearty cornbread, perfect with chili or baked beans, or serve it with your favorite greens.

Prep Time: 22 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (use half bacon grease, if possible)


Heat oven to 400°. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan or spray with baking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.

In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk with eggs and butter. Stir into the dry ingredients until blended, then fold in the crumbled bacon and cheese.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.

More Cornbread Recipes:
Whole Grain Cornbread
Butter and Sage Cornbread
Southern Cornbread
Buttermilk Cornbread

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